Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on Mind, Body and Soul.

Mind: We use a literacy-based curriculum. This curriculum offers students a consistent subject per week (Waddlers-K), or monthly (infants). Our themes follow important subject matters and the interests of our students. Each week the classroom teacher picks a book about a subject matter. We breakdown the book and teach: the meaning of the story, colors, shapes, counting, vocabulary, sight words and teach this throughout the week to offer consistency.  For example, “The Rainbow Fish”, we can use the lesson about caring for ourselves and sharing with our friends. We use the colors in the story for art. We can also count the scales on the fish to do math. The possibilities are endless! 

The literacy curriculum also teaches:

The Five-W's (who, what, where, when and why)

Story telling (beginning, middle, end) 

Vocabulary 

Sight Words 

Letter recognition

Phonological Awareness

Oral Language Skills

Sound-Symbol Correspondences

Handwriting 

Listening Comprehension

Repetitive learning for better comprehension

Body: While in childcare, students go through many phases. These phases can be sitting, to crawling, to walking then climbing. We encourage these skills by assisting students in these developmental milestones. Although the fine motor and gross motor are so important to our development, we also teach children to respect our own bodies and our friends’ bodies. We use kind words, redirections, and offer problem solving.

 

Soul: One of the most important tools is a child’s soul. Once students reach public school, they learn mainly academics. So, we feel it is our responsibility to teach kindness, caring, sharing, nice hands, and techniques to calm ourselves. We also use problem solving skills to help students work through their emotions. Emotions are a big part of growing up, our teachers take the time to listen to your child, offer a hug and cheer them on for their accomplishments.

We also teach (please see each classroom for more about their learning)

Math       Science      Social Studies       Handwriting      Social Emotional Development     

Fine Motor       Gross Motor       Sensory     Cultural Differences      Shapes       Colors       Numbers     

Letters       Art      Cooking      Kindness      Caring      Potty Training